Re: have "notmuch help" call man?

Subject: Re: have "notmuch help" call man?

Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 13:35:07 -0800

To: David Bremner, Notmuch Mail


From: Jameson Graef Rollins

On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:01:42 -0400, David Bremner <> wrote:
> Currently help strings are compiled into the notmuch binary. This is a
> bit a of pain, since we have the same help text in two places.
> What do you think about having "notmuch help foo" invoke "man
> notmuch-foo" and create appropriate man pages (or links).

Hey, David.  I am absolutely in favor of this idea.  I'm a fan of the
git help interface, so the more we can emulate that, and make it so we
only have to maintain documentation in one place, then that's a huge win
in my mind.

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